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ARGUED MARCH 30, 2009

Before KANNE, WOOD, and WILLIAMS, Circuit Judges.

The mother of LG, a minor, applied for Supplemental Security Income (“SSI”) after LG’s diagnosis with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (“ADHD”). Following a hearing, the administrative law judge (“ALJ”) denied benefits. In determining that LG was not disabled within the meaning of the Social Security Act and ineligible for SSI payments, the ALJ made conclusory statements that contradicted the evidence presented and failed to address portions of medical and school records that were favorable to LG. As a result, we conclude that the ALJ’s decision was not supported by substantial evidence, and we remand for further proceedings.

 
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